09 April 2019 | Articles
As the world’s population grows, the demand for food and fuel also keeps rising. Agroforestry systems, in which naturally fertilising nitrogen-fixing wood crops are planted alongside food crops, offer opportunities to boost fuel and food supplies simultaneously.
This study aims to estimate the potential for sustainable bioenergy production in Africa through such systems, based on the evaluation of yields for 15 short-rotation woody crops.
While location-specific information on those crops is largely unavailable in agricultural databases, yields can be estimated from soil and climate data.